Vale Mark Grice

The BHFNC is saddened to inform all past players, current players, and supporters of the passing of former player, Mark Grice.

Mark, the proud husband of Jan, father to Dean and Katie, and was a Boronia person through and through!

A dour backman in the late 70’s and early 80’s, Mark made it his mission to welcome all new players to the club and really looked after us younger kids when coming through the juniors. I recall he almost loved training against the younger players more than playing games as his level of fitness was always quite superb! He loved a long road run and gave every training session 100%!

After he retired he became a senior team manager supporting his incredibly talented son, Dean, who went on to win six Bob Henry medals and four League B&F’s.

Mark’s humour, kindness, and warmth was actually the forerunner to what we are all trying to achieve as a club now. He lived our values and was the finest of role models for all the younger players that came through the system in the 80’s.

There will be many Boronia people really hurting tonight with the passing of ‘Gricey’. He was much loved and his passing will be felt.

Please feel free to “like” this post or leave your comment, as a mark of respect for a great man.

Greg Hannon, Senior President, BHFNC